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Old Master Dong Ding Oolong(Spring 2022 in Stock!)

Old Master Dong Ding Oolong(Spring 2022 in Stock!)

Regular price $5.00

Old Master Dong Ding Oolong(2022)

** We have been sitting on the 2022 pick of this tea since April waiting for it to become just right. It is ready now and we hope that you enjoy it!**

In 2019 we expanded the 'Old Master' series with this beautiful tea and it has quickly become a classic. This year's tea is another beautiful variation on the theme of past years. Produced by an 81-year-old tea master from the main village of Dong Ding, this complex tea gives rich creamy sweetness, sweet/sour fruit, roasted caramel and more as the leaves unfold. And it will only get better with age.

We currently have on offer both limited productions of this beautiful tea, the Spring and Winter picks. The spring pick, much more suitable for stronger roasting, is a gorgeous mix of warm roast, complex fruit and caramel. The winter pick, with its thicker leaves and cold weather processing, is more suited for a lighter roast, which creates a flavor profile of a warm but soft roasted upfront, with an amazing lingering sweet/floral aftertaste. It is easy to tell that both are made by master hands.

This tea is one of the signature teas of Mountain Stream Teas. It is worth a try even if you don't like roasted teas. In fact, it is worth a try especially if you don't like roasted teas!

Elevation: 800m

Status: Conventional Tested Safe

Cultivar: Qin Xin Oolong

Season: April, 2022

Oxidization: 40%, Middle Roast

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, electric roasted, very small batch

Region: Dong Ding, Nantou

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps. Very suited to western style brewing!



Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Adam Kimbrough
Roasty and warming

Looks like I'm the first reviewer for the Spring 2022 pick. Not a huge fan of roasted teas, so this one was still a tad roasty for me. After taste has medium tannins. Very warming tea on a cold day. Not picking up on much sweetness.

Sha Fu
Tea with some vibrations

This tea is one of my favorites. It’s light on the stomach so not too heavy in the morning. The flavor is delectable. The energy is divine. To be honest it makes me wanna dance !!! And I cannnnnnnt dance ! That’s how I know it’s good ! I agree with all the other 5 star reviews.

Ruth Gore

I love Dong Ding and usually fly through a bag quickly, making big pots to drink with family. This one was prepared gong fu.
It has everything my former Dong Ding had and so much more. The roasty goodness has many additional layers of flavor that make it shine above any other I have tried. Bravo!

Adrian Halter
Perfect lightly roasted daily drinker

This one really should be kept a secret. Great price quality relationship if you like them lightly roasted at a price where you can just have a never ending series of steeps, a few cuppa or the pot for the family on a lazy Sunday afternoon - no regrets

I shall be very sad if this one ever drops off the list…

Joe Kralovich

One of the best oolongs I've ever had! Fantastic introduction to the world of dong ding!!